Saudi Arabia

It was an opportune moment for Mr. Pecker to showcase his White House connections. He was considering expanding his media and events businesses into Saudi Arabia and also was hunting for moneyed partners in acquisitions. Photo Mr. Pecker’s company, American Media Inc., published a glossy magazine that is essentially a…

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To leave the Ritz, many of the detainees not only surrendered huge sums of money, but also signed over to the government control of precious real estate and shares of their companies — all outside any clear legal process. The government has yet to actually seize many of the assets,…

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Now analysts and diplomats are scrambling to figure out what the latest developments mean, whether they are connected and whether, as some analysts fear, they are part of a buildup to a regional war. Mr. Hariri, until he announced his resignation on Saturday, had shown no signs of planning to…

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People close to Mr. Schwarzman say he does not view himself as a member of the president’s inner circle, but rather as an independent businessman who gives the White House advice on trade and the economy. Photo Stephen A. Schwarzman, chief executive of Blackstone, and Mary Barra, chief executive of…

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